Bacteria present in a newborn baby’s first poop could determine the risk of obesity later in life. Researchers also found that antibiotic use during pregnancy could alter the composition of microbiome responsible for a range of health outcomes.
Public Health April 14, 2019
Brown University researchers found that the gut microbiome has a hand at regulating the immune system, preventing it from attacking the good bacteria that aid the body. It plays the role of moderating the production of active vitamin A.
Public Health December 19, 2018
A new study claimed that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharine can disrupt the good bacteria in the gut. After exposing to concentrated artificial sweetener, bioluminescent bacteria used in the study turned toxic.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018
Researchers found that a cocktail derived from baby poop can aid the production of short-chain fatty acids and therefore promote good gut health. Is baby poop the new probiotic trend?
Medicine August 25, 2018
Edible insects are slowly becoming more maianstream in the United States and Europe. A new study shows just how beneficial edible insects can be, apart from their healthy nutritional content.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 10, 2018
The thing about weight loss is that no magic plan will work on all types of people. A new research from Mayo Clinic supports this concept, suggesting that gut bacteria may affect the success of weight loss.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 2, 2018
The ingestible bacterial-electronic sensor developed by MIT engineers can relay signals to a smartphone from inside your stomach. The technology is the first of its kind because it uses a combination of synthetic biology and electronics to detect health issues.
Biotech May 25, 2018
Prebiotics appear to help reduce inflammation linked to the development of osteoarthritis. The findings provide evidence that gut bacteria could influence risk for the so-called wear-and-tear arthritis.
Public Health April 24, 2018
Stress has been recently found to be transmittable and its effects are destructive to people on the receiving end. In the long term, it results in severe mental illnesses in both the source and the other person.
Neuroscience March 10, 2018
Silicon Valley was hooked by another health craze called raw water. Live Water, the company that markets the product, claimed it is the key to balancing good gut bacteria.
Public Health January 4, 2018
Using CRISPR-Cas, researchers modified the gut bacteria Escherichia coli so these can record interactions within their environment. How can this impact works that seek to find treatment for conditions such as Parkinson's disease?
Biotech November 24, 2017
The high-fiber New Nordic Diet may not work for everyone who want to lose weight. A person's stool and gut bacteria may tell if this diet will work for weight loss or not.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2017
Eggs and red meat contain an essential nutrient called choline, which was found to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. Digested by gut bacteria, choline creates a by-product that makes blood prone to clotting, leading to heart attacks.
Public Health April 25, 2017
The new year is a great time to get started on a new diet. Researchers, however, warn that your gut bacteria may have other things in mind, not letting you enjoy right away the benefits of eating healthier.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2017
Efforts are in place to address obesity in children and teens but the problem persists. In a new study, researchers have found that obese children and teens and their leaner counterparts have different gut microbiota.
Public Health September 21, 2016
According to the CDC, 48 million people get sick from foodborne diseases each year. This may be partly because of how foodborne bacteria create an ideal gut environment for their survival.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016
Some of the bacteria in our intestines are already with us at least 15 million years ago, when humans were still pre-human apes. The research suggests gut bacteria is partly determined by evolution.
Feature | Science July 22, 2016
A new mice study has found that a single species of gut bacteria can reverse some autism-related behavioral deficits. Here's new evidence of the importance of gut microbiome.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2016
Breastfeeding is good for babies but not when taken in conjunction with antibiotics. Prescribing antibiotics to infants reduces the health benefits they can get from their mother's milk, which carries lifelong consequences.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2016
While gut diversity is one of the best ways to increase a person’s immunity, it may be significantly affected by food and medications. What can make you less protected?
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016
Researchers have found the link between gut microbiome and mental health. Study findings reveal that having healthy amounts of probiotics can help combat mental disorders.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2016
Cow’s milk might contain some vital prebiotic similar to what mother's milk constitutes of, according to a new research. This prebiotic compound encourages the growth of a baby’s gut bacteria and ensures supply of essential nutrients to the baby.
April 20, 2016
Bathrooms and restrooms contain millions of bacteria. To prevent acquiring this sickness-causing entity, public restrooms install hygienic items such as hand dryers, but research revealed that hand dryers could spread more germs compared to paper towels.
Life April 19, 2016
Attesting to the fundamental influence of gut bacteria on overall health, a new study showed that certain kinds of beneficial microbes can reduce the severity of stroke. These results then make dietary changes a promising area of stroke prevention in the future.
Life March 31, 2016
A new U.S. research suggests that obesity and type 2 diabetes can be prevented by maintaining healthy gut bacteria. But there are problems.
Life March 24, 2016
Gut bacteria have long been known to affect health but they are mostly associated with immunity. Researchers, however, have found that gut microbes have a big role to play in child nutrition.
Life February 20, 2016
Leafy greens contain sugar that helps improve gut health. The sugar molecule found by researchers particularly boost good bacteria thus limiting bad bacteria from harming the gut.
Life February 17, 2016
Alcohol is known to damage liver cells. A new study suggests another mechanism that contributes to alcohol causing liver disease.
Life February 12, 2016
Australian researchers showed that yo-yo dieting could likely be just as damaging for gut health as a consistently bad diet. Disrupting gut microbiota has been linked with gastrointestinal issues as well as obesity.
Life January 22, 2016
Researchers found chimps who socialized shared similar microbiomes. The animals' increased social activities led to a greater diversity of gut bacteria based on fecal analysis. Social activity could be a way wherein animals transmit gut bacteria around and down to younger generations.
Life January 17, 2016
Ötzi the iceman, a well-preserved prehistoric mummy found in 1991 by mountaineers in Italy, was found to have Helicobacter pylori bacteria in his stomach. The discovery lends clues into the evolution of the bacterial strain and its movement via human migration.
Animals January 8, 2016
A new study in the United States revealed that when gut microbes called TMAO are targeted with a compound known as DMB, the risks for cardiovascular diseases can be reduced. Researchers hope their findings can contribute in the development of new treatments.
Life December 19, 2015
A new study conducted by Rouen University researchers in France suggests that E. coli bacteria commonly found in the stomach of humans help trigger a hunger-satiating effect in the brain. This event often occurs around 20 minutes after the start of a meal.
Life November 27, 2015
Microbes found in the stomach appear to control appetite and send signal to the brain when they have had enough nutrients. Gut bacteria were shown to a role in the physiology of appetite and may help people with eating disorder.
Life November 25, 2015
Canadian researchers found babies treated with antibiotics before one year of age have a higher risk of developing asthma later in life. Four bacteria in the gut may play a role in asthma development.
Life October 2, 2015
A 'poo bank' may be the solution that patients with C. diff infection may be waiting for. Researchers were able to formulate a fecal donation scheme that involves donating healthy fecal matter to patients with infected bowel in order to restore bacterial balance in the gut.
Life September 30, 2015
Researchers found that losing weight may be more achievable depending on a person's gut bacteria. The new study is said to provide valuable information to projects that aim to control blood lipids and subsequently prevent heart diseases
Life September 12, 2015
A new study found that the intake of fish oil and lard in mice may produce different gut bacteria. Although the study was performed in animals, the researchers hope that they can provide more information regarding the results' applicability in humans.
Life August 31, 2015
Scientists discovered how gut bacteria can help in preventing the formation of type 1 diabetes. In an experiment on mice, the scientists saw that the presence of gut bacteria leads to the production of cathelicidins that fight immune-related diseases.
Life August 11, 2015
Scientists have discovered a link between intestinal microbiota and mental states like anxiety and depression. They conducted the first experiment to involve mice exposed to early life stress, further affected by intestinal microbiota and showing signs of anxiety and depression.
Life August 1, 2015
A non-toxin producing strain of the C-diff bacteria can help reduce the recurrence rate of C-diff infections, helping ensure those who contracted the disease will not suffer again.
Life May 6, 2015
Depression and other mental health problems can be caused by a high-fat diet, a new study reveals. As if you didn't worry already about how a diet high in fat also can cause an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Life March 27, 2015
John Rodakis saw the improvement in his son’s autism while taking antibiotics so he began researching, collaborating with experts to determine how the microbiome affects the condition.
Life March 25, 2015
A woman received donor stools from her overweight daughter. The mother became obese 16 months after the procedure despite having medically supervised diet and exercise.
Life February 8, 2015
Cholera bacterium are predators, attacking other bacteria and stealing their DNA, study finds. This makes cholera even more virulent and deadly, researchers say.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 3, 2015
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